09
Jul
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The Amazon Appstore's 'Wi-Fi Only' tag on certain large apps (read: Plants Vs. Zombies) has been a frustration for those with consistent access to 4G while they're on the go. I mean, come on Amazon, if I really want to download that 75MB PopCap game, it's my data connection! I'm sure there's some reasoning for this (like reducing the active # of connections on the Appstore's servers), but when you're on 4G, it only makes sense that you should be able to do the things you would on Wi-Fi.

Over the last few days we've heard from a number of people claiming the Appstore now allows Wi-Fi Only downloads over 4G, and we tested it out, sure enough, it works:

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Now, we've also heard it doesn't yet work on Verizon 4G LTE - but Sprint's WiMAX is a definite go. AT&T, T-Mo, and VZW customers with 4G phones, let us know in the comments if this works for you as well.

David Ruddock
David's phone is an HTC One. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, imparting a legal perspective on tech news, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Vince

    T-Mobile here. Just tried it and it doesn't work.

  • Ross

    Thunderbolt here. Nothing with LTE

  • boristhebladexz

    it worked on plants vs.zombies ONCE but not since...

    verizon w/ thunderbolt

  • Patrick B

    When I downloaded Plants vs. Zombies when it was first released, I did it over Sprint 4G on my Epic

  • tech.kyle

    Even on 3G, my cell usually gets better speeds than my home connection. I wish there was a "I'm not stupid, I know what I'm doing" checkbox in the settings.